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June 5, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smokey Mtn Classic

I was pitching at the time.
The ball came back in from the outfield on a hit and I hollered for time (like I always do and most others do)
The ump told me that I could not ask for time and if I did it again i would be thrown out of the game and the runners would be given a base. (Maybe he thinks asking for time is verbal interference)
He was an idiot on all counts. Both teams were getting a good laugh (or cry) at his calls from balls and strikes to rules.
the arch limit was 6-12 in the rules and my pitches were being called illegal at about 8 foot
When even the batter laughs at the call, all you can do is smile and throw it again. I think he was flipping a coin on each pitch to see if it was a ball or strike. (for both teams)
I can pitch to anyones strike zone, they just have to have one..lmao
coop3636
June 4, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age limits for classifications

sry,
mis typed
Leave 65, 70, 75 and up the same
June 4, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age limits for classifications

I have talked to some of the 60s and they say that there is a big difference with the sixties and 65s
They suggest that you leave the 60,65,70,75 etc where they are.
The biggest drop off (speed, durablity, etc seems to be at 60 and above.
This is just what I have gathered talking to players.
coop3636
June 4, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Smokey Mtn Classic

We (Memphis Softball) had a great time. We took a bunch of players from different teams and went to play ball.
We looked great the first day and quit hitting the second, but had a great time.
After the rain left, the tournament ran well except the skinny ump that was an idiot. The tattoo balls were flying out of the park.
FYI, I was told if I asked for time again, that I would be ejected and the runners would be given the next base. This was a first for me. LMAO
Anyway, hopefully we will be back next year.
coop3636
June 4, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age limits for classifications

I am wondering what everyone thinks about changing the age limits so there will be more teams in each division for tournaments. I am 52 and already looking down the road for the 55 division. There does not seem to be many 55 teams at all.
What if the associations took three divisions and made two age groups.
50-57 and 58-65?
This would make the tournaments better because they would not have to divide teams into 3 divisions making more teams in the brackets and would eliminate one prize package.Our 50/over team has many folks that are 55-60 so I know some of the older players still play down in age.
Just asking for some ideas to make things better.
IMO, the more teams in a bracket the better.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts and ideas.
coop3636
May 10, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Smokey Mtn Senior Classic 2012

We are putting together a team from Memphis to come to Maryville.
coop3636
Jan. 20, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

Does anyone have a contact number for Kittrells 50 softball team?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Brett Cooper

Jan. 20, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Breaking up a SPA Nat. Champion to stay in Majors, how many players can a team keep and still not move up?

I can give a few reasons a team would NOT move up to the next level.
1) If you are moving from major to major plus, there are not enough major plus teams around to have good tournaments without traveling across the USA to find a tournament with more than 4 teams in your division.
2) If you can find tournaments within your half ofyour side of the country, you will probably play the same teams over and over each weekend. (I like to play different teams from different places, it makes it more fun)
3) If you won just ONE tournament to get moved up, your team might not be structured to move up, you just had a great weekend and then became a victim of some unrealistic rules.
4)Maybe your team would like to defend your title for one year and prove to yourself that your are good and just not a fluke.

Just my 2 cents worth.
Brett Cooper
Jan. 12, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Preferred Tournament format

I agree with the 2 game RR and the 3 game wrap around bracket.
This allows teams to get some warm up games , and then still have a 3 game gaurentee.
best of both worlds.
just my 2 cents work.
Brett Cooper

Jan. 12, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

Thanks Don,
I have talked to a few teams and should be able to work out something asap.
Thanks for the help.
Brett Cooper
Jan. 12, 2012
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rotator Cuff Advice

I have had both shoulders fixed (complete tears) one shoulder one year and then the other the next and never missed a game.
I scheduled it for the monday after the Nationals in Sept and was back on the field playing in March two years in a row.
I pitch so it was easier to come back faster but I had no pain whatsoever when I came back.
I worked extra hard at home with theraphy and puched recover as hard as I could.
It was probably a full year before I had all the strength back, but I only had to throw it from the mound to first so it didn't effect me any.
If you can take shots and get you through the year, just plan it right after nationals and maybe you wont miss much the next year.
Brett Cooper
Jan. 8, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

Hey Don
Do you have Pete Fowler's phone number?
I would appreciate it.
Thanks
Brett Cooper
Jan. 5, 2012
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 52 year old pitcher from TN looking for team. Pitched for Monster softball last two years

I am looking to pitch for a 50 AAA or Major team. I live in Memphis Tn and pitched for Monster softball the last 2 years.
Will give refrences or just show up and show you what I can do.
I throw strikes, field the middle and get on base (not a power hitter)
Maybe will have an outfielder also who wants to play.
If you are looking for players and border TN, please give me a call or email me.

Brett Cooper
901-488-9369
coop3636@comcast.net
Dec. 29, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WHAT TEAM DOES EVERYONE PLAY FOR

Coop3636
I play for Monster softball out of Memphis TN
We are a 50 major team

Dec. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

GSWP001...
Where are you from? Maybe if we play in the same tourney we can get a few r-ball games in.
Would be fun
Brett
Dec. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For the guys who still play with the kids.......

I still play "kids" tournament ball just about every weekend I am not playing senior ball.
I pitch against the youngsters and have a blast doing it. Maybe its just in my mind, but I still feel I can play with the youngsters. (Im 51 and play/ pitch with Monsters (majors)out of TN)
The best thing is that I get to play on the same team as my son. That makes it worth it if nothing else.
I am not a power hitter so it doesn't matter to me if I use the u trip bat or the senior bat.
The only bad thing I see about the kids ball is that some of the youngsters dont have the heart that the older guys do. I try to tell them that ANYONE can hustle whether you have talent or not.
Brett

PS. Most of the bats the kids use nowadays are shaved and just as hot as the senior bats.....
Dec. 24, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Holidays to all...

I hope santa brings everyone all the latest updated softball items on your wish list.
I know santa will bring me everything I ask for because I stole his checkbook.
Hope everyone has a Mery Christmas.
Be safe and enjoy the holdiays
Brett cooper
Monster #36

CYA on the field in just a few months
Oct. 7, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Feedback on this idea?

What is everyone's opinion on the following:

I think the team that wins the finals of the winners bracket should automatically be home team in the first game of the Chamionship. They earned that right. If it goes to the IF game, flip for home team as usual.
Just aking for opinions.
Lets hear them
Brett Cooper.. Monster #36
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 foot bases

The 70' bases make it move of a total game again.
It has more defense, more dbl plays and it makes people have to hit clean base hits. (and is a bit safer because infields get to play a few feet back)
I like the 70' bases and i am slow as a turtle..lol.
The scores are lower, but you almost always get the full 7 innings in.
Just my 2 cents worth.

And the composite bats are here to stay, (too much $$ involed)so we have to change the game to go with technolgy to keep people playing.
Sept. 25, 2011
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching rubbers

Pricer
The idea is to get rid of the rubbers, not add another
I have pitched on fields that have FIVE rubbers
Its crazy, but it happens
Rubbers are very easy to take up and put down, most have 3 spikes in them
I say take them up unless you need them for kids pitching.
And if the caulk lines get erased, so be it. I think it is better for a pitcher to get away and pitch a little further back and a pitcher having to worry about getting cut up when the ball hits the rubber

...and mad dog, I ALWAYS cover up the rubber just so I dont have to see it..lol
(BTW I have been pitching for over 30 years)
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